Jean-François (JF) Poupeau is executive vice president Corporate Development and Communication, a position he assumed in May 2012. Poupeau is leading the ongoing corporate transformation project management office and is also responsible for corporate planning and development, stakeholder engagement, and communication.
Prior to his current role, he was president of the Schlumberger Drilling Group, a position he held since the completion of the merger with Smith International in 2010; president of the Schlumberger Drilling & Measurements from 2007 to 2010; and vice president of communication & investor relations from 2006 to 2007.
Poupeau joined Schlumberger in 1985 as a field engineer in the Gulf of Mexico. He has held operational and management positions in North America, Indonesia, Thailand, France, Nigeria and China. In 2004, he assumed the role of vice president of product marketing, based in Houston, where he focused on the market positioning of the Schlumberger portfolio of advanced technologies.
Poupeau holds a bachelor’s degree in geology and a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from Tulane University. He is a member of SPE and SPWLA.